Postgraduate programme

Why choose this postgraduate programme?

  • You will get a unique introduction to the industry by means of an innovation project.
  • You can put together an individualised training programme geared to your own interests.
  • You will receive intensive one-on-one coaching from working professionals.
  • You will get the chance to actually develop and implement an idea (maybe your own), either on your own or as part of a team.
  • You will develop technical skills as well as innovation and professional competences.
  • You have a clear idea of your future professional career and can immediately move into a higher position.

For whom?

Future engineers

Are you on the verge of graduating or have you already graduated as an engineer? You will be in a better position to make the right career choice and to enter the job market at a higher level after this postgraduate programme. You can take this postgraduate programme after finishing your Master’s degree, but you can also combine both.

Interuniversity programme

The Postgraduate Programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in engineering is a joint initiative of the faculties of the five Flemish universities that offer engineering programmes. The programme got its start in academic year 2013-2014 with the “Innovation Internships” project of the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT), which is aimed at integrating workplace learning into engineering programmes. In academic year 2016-2017 the pilot programme was extended for four years, with the support of the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO).

There is a clear demand from businesses, organisations and institutes of higher education for a smoother transition from education to the job market. The innovation projects aim to ensure that students are better prepared for the practice of their profession. The postgraduate programme allows students to gain practical experience in their field or as entrepreneurs. Aside from technical engineering skills, the programme mainly focuses on the development of innovation competences and enterprising, innovative and professional skills.

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